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Generic: eltrombopag
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It is used to treat low platelets caused by chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or chronic hepatitis C infection
               



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What is this medicine?

ELTROMBOPAG (el TROM boe pag) helps your body make more platelets. It is used to treat low platelets caused by chronic immune (idiopathic) thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) or chronic hepatitis C infection.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • history of blood clots
  • eye disease, vision problems
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • low blood counts, like low white cell, platelet, or red cell counts
  • have had your spleen removed
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to Eltrombopag, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food. Do not take with food. Avoid antacids, aluminum, calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium, and zinc products for 4 hours before and 4 hours after taking your dose. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, wait and take your next scheduled dose. Do not take more than 1 dose in 1 day. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • acetaminophen
  • antacids
  • benzylpenicillin
  • calcium supplements
  • certain medicines for cholesterol like atorvastatin, fluvastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin
  • ciprofloxacin
  • fluvoxamine
  • gemfibrozil
  • iron supplements
  • magnesium supplements
  • methotrexate
  • multivitamins with minerals
  • nateglinide
  • narcotic medicines for pain
  • NSAIDS, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
  • omeprazole
  • repaglinide
  • rifampin
  • selenium
  • tobacco
  • trimethoprim
  • zinc

               
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